DSLR and micro system camera sales soar, figures show

October 1, 2010

UK sales of DSLRs, micro system cameras and compacts shot up in August, compared to the same month the year before, according to figures seen by Amateur Photographer.

The number of DSLRs sold in August rose 15.4%, compacts 6%, while sales of mirrorless interchangeable lens system cameras grew 191% compared to August 2009.

Sales revenue jumped 21.1%, 4.3% and 166.3% respectively, according to GfK Retail and Technology.

However, the stats show that volume sales of DSLRs and compacts slumped 3.9% and 4.3% respectively from April-June 2010, compared to the same period last year. Yet sales revenue actually increased by 17.4% and 5%.

And in the first eight months of 2010, the number of DSLRs sold plunged 6.1% compared to 2009, but sales revenue rose 12.2%.